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A good place to start a career in the construction industry and gain knowledge of big business practices.

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Former Employee - Project Controls Engineer in Frederick, MD
Former Employee - Project Controls Engineer in Frederick, MD

I worked at Bechtel full-time

Pros

Ability to gain travel experience and work in diverse environments.

Cons

The demands on employees can be tough on familys that are not willing to travel.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Encourage rotational programs to give employees relief from field assignments and increase benefits for families that reduce to 1 income to support the Bechtel employee uprooting his/her family.

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Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Company retains its employees

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    Current Employee - Finance in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Finance in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Bechtel full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Even during economic downturns, Bechtel management looks for ways to retain its employees. For example, there may be offices where staff hours are cut but layoffs are minimized.

    If you are a good performer, management is flexible in moving you to another city or country for personal reasons. There are also many opportunities to switch functions, especially if you are a non-engineer.

    Opportunities to work overseas for people willing to do so. Compensation is competitive.

    Cons

    Double standard for top managers who don't have to adhere to companies policies of treating others with respect, transparency, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More accountability for senior managers to adhere to corporate covenants.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Has a problem retaining new hires... for a reason.

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    Current Employee - Subcontracts Expeditor in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Subcontracts Expeditor in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Bechtel full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    980 schedule, makes your resume shine, does well in down-turns

    Cons

    Lack of training, entry level pay isn't really competitive, bureaucracy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retain new hires! Don't act like you don't know how - you attract some of the best talent there is, then refuse to compensate them at a competitive level.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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